Melody Thomas is an award winning photographer with a reputation for capturing the beauty of nature's abstract designs.
She uses no color filters, often spending days with her subject to learn what precise moment will provide the perfect light for the best color. When she is alone in the wilderness she tunes into her subject and allows it to guide her intuition to choose the single best image available.
She uses a large format 4 x 5 camera. A direct print from a 4 x 5 transparency allows for complete color saturation and sharpness of detail in enlargement far superior in clarity to 35mm .
Melody's artistic sensitivity and the finest quality technique and materials combine to provide these museum quality
fine art photographic originals.
Melody lives in the Adirondack Mountains. of Upstate New York where she works as a professional photographer for several whitewater rafting companies. Her photography has been published in numerous magazines including , RiverRunner and Outside as well as Adirondack Life covers, featured stories and calendars.
She travels during the fall and winter photographing Zion, Escalante, Death Valley, and Slot Canyons as well as other subjects unique to the Southwest. Often she will be in the outback wilderness areas for a week at a time capturing a single image.
ASIA (Arizona Strip Interpretive Assoc.) and Beautyway Postcards have published several of these images as posters and postcards which are for sale at National Parks and gift stores in the Southwest, including Zion and Bryce National Parks, the Kanab Ranger Station, Grand Staircase National Monument and the Paria Ranger Station of Escalante Wilderness area.
Melody has donated prints to organizations working to preserve these fragile ecosystems for future generations. Ten percent of the profit from online sales are donated to organizations supporting the preservation of these areas.